The head of a newly formed UK games publisher has told IncGamers it has vowed to avoid the controversy surrounding Black Ops by releasing games ‘as bug free as possible’.
The Games Consortium has been set-up by NESTA (The National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts) to allow video game developers to release titles digitally, paying a fee to become part owners of the business.
Heading up the new publisher is industry legend Andy Payne, who has been at the helm of Mastertronic and Take Two in the past.
Asked if it was his plan to encourage developers to only release games through The Games Consortium once they believe they are bug-free by investing in better Q+A, Payne replied: “Yes. Developers should ensure that their products are as bug free as is possible, but in reality that can take time and money that they traditionally don’t have.
“If the consortium can provide a framework for QA at a cost effective rate, this should encourage developers to invest more time and some more money into ensuring the game is as bug free as possible.”

Paul Younger
Founder and Editor of PC Invasion. Founder of the world's first gaming cafe and Veteran PC gamer of over 22 years.

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